[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Halloween Circus
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Petit Pastel 2 (Ampharos, Cyndaquil, Gengar, Mudkip, Raichu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Metal Charms (Ditto, Espeon, Glaceon, Leafeon, Mew, Pichu, Raichu, Umbreon)
[Collaboration] Pre-orders start for Chan Luu bracelets (Espeon, Mew, Pikachu, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Espeon, Sylveon, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Gengar Plush
[k.uno] Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur rings go on sale
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Types)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – (Absol, Chandelure, Zorua)
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Art Collection (Book)
[TCG] New Card Sleeves (Pokemon Center Exclusive – 32 sleeves) Mega Mawile, Chansey, Misty + Psyduck, Charizard
[TCG] 20th Anniversary Expansion Pack
[TCG] 20th Anniversary Special Pack: Mega Slowpoke EX + Surfing Pikachu
[Merchandise] Pokemon Themed Portable Phone Chargers
[Pokemon Center] Masquerade Party
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Banette, Chandelure, Drifloon, Litwick)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – October
[MetaColle] Iron Tail Pikachu, Snorlax, Charizard
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Face Cushions (2 Types)
[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Carp Baseball Team x Magikarp Collaboration Re-release
[Collaboration] Spinns clothing sale starts
To make up for last week’s disappointing zero new merch news, they gave us a bunch of exciting updates today!
Let’s start with the most exciting news first: Halloween!!! I always look forward to the Halloween promotion every year, and 2016’s line-up does not disappoint. The year’s merch has a circus theme to it, with all the Pokemon dressed up in cute, yet spookily appropriate, circus-y outfits. The main Pokemon are Pikachu (of course), Eevee, Drifloon, Espeon, and Umbreon. (Also, based on a lot of the recent merch announcements and releases, it might be fair to say at this point to expect to see more Espeon and Umbreon in the future.)
As a side note, the Halloween promotions usually start coming out in September, with Christmas stuff appearing near the end of October, so this is not earlier than expected.
The 2016 Halloween Circus promotion is set to come out at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan on September 3rd.
Halloween Circus Plush (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,944 yen
Halloween Circus Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Eevee | Umbreon | Espeon | Drifloon | Minun | Plusle) – 1,296 yen
Halloween Circus Logo Pin – 648 yen
Metal Charm Set (Pikachu | Eevee) – 702 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Dice Bag – 432 yen
A3 3 Pocket Clearfile – 410 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Hat – 1,944 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Plush Dice Bag – 788 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Socks – 540 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Plush Pass Case – 1,404 yen
Earrings – 648 yen
Rubber Strap Collection (Blind Packaged) – 540 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Mug with Candy – 1,620 yen
We got a bunch of exciting announcements today, including more merch scheduled for July 16th since there’s not already enough stuff coming out on that day!
The Pokemon Center is on the ball this time with the next set of Kuttari plush already announced and set for release on the 16th! This Pokemon featured in this set seem a little random, but it seems like a lot of people are excited, so that’s all that matters.
This 6th set includes Absol, Cubone, Growlithe, Jirachi, Quagsire, and Zorua. All Pokemon will have both an awake and sleeping version (similar to the Zorua pictured here) and each plush will retail for 928 yen.
As previously mentioned, the Poncho Pikachu plush returns with a new set of Pikachus dressed up as mega evolved Pokemon! This mini promotion will consist of normal and mascot size plush, gacha figures, and stickers. The Mega Pokemon featured in this set are Mega Ampharos, Mega Diancie, Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Lopunny, Mega Mawile, and Mega Rayquaza.
Gacha figures will be 300 yen per pull.
Regular sized plush will be 2,376 yen each.
Mascot plush will be 1,296 yen each.
The stickers will be 216 yen each.
The Pokemon Center has a semi bad history of piling a bunch of releases onto one day, creating pandemonium when there doesn’t necessarily need to be any. With a lot of Pokemon Center exclusive goods now getable from multiple sources (including Amazon and their official on-line store), and coupled with buying limits that have been in place for over a year at this point (10 of each new item per person), the chaos probably won’t be as bad as it might have been in the past, but still, prayers go out to anyone challenging the Pokemon Centers on July 16th, as we have more merchandise set for release on that day!
First up, these super cute mini hoodie shaped pass cases! Like most pass cases, they have a tiny slot to conveniently hold your train pass and can be easily attached to your bag with a carabiner clip to keep you from potentially losing it.
You can use them to hold small items. Unlike most pass cases, however, you can reuse the cases to dress up your tiny plushies. Pro tip: these hoodies are a perfect fit for most (if not all) kuttari plush!
Designs for this batch of hoodie pass cases include: Gengar, Pikachu, Raichu, Slowpoke, and Substitute Plush.
Each case will sell for 2,052 yen
Straight from the official Pokemon YouTube account, this new batch of Mega Poncho Pikachu plush has been announced for release on July 23rd! This batch of 7 plush will include Poncho versions of: Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Mawile, Mega Diancie, Mega Ampharos, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Rayquaza. There is a good chance these plush will be part of a promotion, so more information coming soon!
Starting July 23rd and while supplies last, for every 5,000 yen spent at all Pokemon Centers, stores, customers will receive 1 of these Mega Poncho Pikachu fans.
A Pikachu of the World promotion will be coming out August 6th – more information coming soon!
In keeping the tradition of the summer Pikachu Invasion event hosted at Yokohama’s Minato Mirai, a bunch of Pikachu themed merchandise will be released at all Pokemon Centers and Stores across Japan on July 16th. Do you really love Pikachu? These items are definitely for you!
Pikachu Hat w/ Ears (51~55 cm, 55~59 cm) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Headband w/ Ears (Kids Size) – 1,201 yen
Pikachu Knapsack w/ Ears (Kids Size) – 4,536 yen
Shopping Bag w/ Fastener – 1,058 yen
Pikachu Face Print T-Shirt (130) – 2,700 yen
Pikachu Face Print T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Facel Print T-Shirt (XL) – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Walky-Chu T-Shirt (130) – 2,700 yen
Pikachu Walky-Chu T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Walky-Chu T-Shirt (XL) – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Necktie T-Shirt (130) – 2,700 yen
Pikachu Necktie T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Necktie T-Shirt (XL) – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Carabiner Clip – 702 yen
Pikachu Face Rubber Wristband – 702 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,074 yen
Pikachu Flip Flops (Kids Size: 19 cm / M Size: 24 cm / L Size: 26 cm) – 1,620 yen
Pikachu Tail Mascot Plush – 648 yen
Pikachu Tail Mascot Plush (Female Version) – 648 yen
Dress T-Shirt – 3,780 yen
[Campaign] Namco Game Center Summer Campaign Starts
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Petit Pastel (Altaria, Dedenne, Jirachi, Pikachu, Wailmer)
[Pokemon Center] Pika-Matsuri
[Pokemon Center] Grand opening of the Sky-Tree Pokemon Center
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Korotto Manmaru 2016 Part 1 (Sylveon, Volcanion, Zygarde Perfect Forme, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Volcanion, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Shiny Mega Gengar, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + – Face Cushions (Pichu, Raichu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Bath Towels (Volcanion, Pikachu/Dedenne/Zygarde Core, Mega Pokemon)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Ash’s Greninja, Zygarde 10%)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Korotto Manmaru 2016 Part 2 (Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Zygarde 10%, Braixen)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Can Badges 2016 (Magearna x 2, Volcanion x 2, Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Mega Alakazam, Mega Glalie, Zygarde Perfect Forme, Zygarde 10%, Zygarde Core, Pikachu)
[Gacha] Gotochi Pokemon Series (Aichi, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kanagawa, Kyoto)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – August
Canceled x[Pokemon Center] Mini Pass Case Hoodies (Gengar, Pikachu, Raichu, Slowpoke, Substitute Plush)x
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush Batch 6 (Absol, Cubone, Growlithe, Jirachi, Quagsire, Zorua)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Invasion 2016 Promotion
[All-Star] Ampharos, Clefairy, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Litwick, Marill, Mewtwo, Minccino, Pichu, Ralts, Shinx, Snorlax, Vanillite, Vulpix, Zorua
[Takara Tomy] Magearna Plush
[MonColle] Movie Special Pack (Magearna, Ash’s Greninja, Volcanion), Magearna, Volcanion
[Merchandise] Battle Action Figure – Mega Charizard X
[Merchandise] Preorders start for New 3DS LL systems (Solgaleo/Lunala, Pikachu)
[Magazine] Pokemon Fan #49
[TCG] New Concept Pack: Mythical + Legendary Dream Holo Collection
[TCG] Zygarde Special Set
[Collaboration] Pokemon Love Its’Demo Start
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Eevee)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* I Love Pikachu + – Large Plush (Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Mascot Plush 2016 (Dedenne, Meowth, Pikachu, Wobbuffet, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Snorlax
[Pokemon Center] Mega Poncho Pikachu Plush (Mega Ampharos, Mega Diancie, Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Lopunny, Mega Mawile, Mega Rayquaza)
[Pokemon Center] Japanese Style Promotion
End of July
[Gotochi] PokeTabi Series Starts
[Merchandise] Sepia Graffiti Pikachu Plush + Mascot Plush
[Candy] Pokemon Get Collection (Ash’s Greninja, Shiny Gardevoir, Mega Banette, Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Gengar, Shiny Mega Gengar, Mega Glalie, Mega Salamence, Pikachu, Volcanion)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Sketch Part 3
[Collaboration] Its’Demo Surfing Pikachu Mascot Plush, Espeon x Umbreon Mascot Plush
[Merchandise] Nanobeads: Pikachu/Pokeball, Charmander/Fennekin, Squirtle/Froakie, Chespin/Bulbasaur
[Campaign] I Love Magikarp campaign starts on the JP Pokemon Center Online Store